So in 2000 my grandfather asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I wrote him a “rain guage* that won’t freeze & break in the winter or a medium sized saucepan with lid”. So that started the engineer in him to design and test a rain gauge that would meet these criteria. Here are some of his plans and testing results.
So you can see we get roughly 67 inches per year of rain here. My grandfather died last year so I cannot share my results with him. What do you think he would say?
*I spelled it wrong on my note to him. Much better present than a saucepan, don’t you think?
Now I need to replace the waterproofing on it so it can stay in use for a long time.